Head Chef

Location Newcastle upon Tyne
Discipline: Restaurants
Job type: Full Time
Salary: £36340
Job ref: 002522
Published: 27 days ago

Salary advertised is inclusive of a monthly fixed service charge


Working Week: 45 hours


This is a 6 month fixed-term contract until November 2024


Are you an experienced and talented head with a solid background in the hospitality industry? Are you passionate about food and experienced in leading large teams of chefs? Do you share our high standards when it comes to food?


If yes, we have an exceptional opportunity for a Head Chef to lead the team in our Fuego restaurant in Newcastle. We would love to hear from you!


Find out more about Fuego below;




A****bout the role


We are delighted to offer a fantastic fixed-term opportunity for a Head Chef to lead our flagship Fuego restaurant in the heart of Newcastle.


Working collaboratively and being hands-on, you will be instrumental in creating, evolving, and delivering our various food strategies.


As a successful candidate, you will have excellent leadership skills and be able to inspire and motivate your team to achieve great results. You will set objectives, coach and develop your direct reports, and monitor our operational standards to ensure that our restaurants consistently exceed our customers' expectations and offer the best hospitality experience possible.


About the candidate


We look for warm and welcoming people, who are adaptable, courageous, innovative, and goal-orientated to join us on our exciting journey.


As well as these key characteristics, this role also requires some specific skills and experience to succeed…

  • A proven record in an Executive Chef/Head Chef Position within a full-service restaurant setting - essential.
  • A proven record of working H&S, Operations and HACCP knowledge gained within a hospitality business.
  • Excellent culinary skills and product knowledge as well as awareness of food trends.
  • A track record of training and developing a senior team to achieve great results.
  • Exceptional diligence and meticulous ways of working.
  • Solution-focused and the ability to thrive in a challenging environment.
  • Enthusiastic about food with the aptitude to learn and adapt to new and diverse ways of working.

When you join Fenwick, you’ll receive: 


  • Up to 25% discount in all Fenwick stores and fenwick.co.uk.

  • 28 days annual leave, inclusive of Bank Holidays, increasing by 1 day each year to a maximum of 33 days (pro rata for part time colleagues)

  • Your birthday off as an additional day annual leave – this can be taken any day within your birth month.

  • Business Dress Loan Scheme interest free loan to buy clothes for work

  • ‘Perks*’ - a great way to get Retail, Leisure & Hospitality discounts, exclusive deals, and cashback on a wide range of products.

  • WeCare -24/7 GP, wellbeing advice & support service.

  • Cycle to Work scheme.

  • Pension scheme.

About Fenwick and Our Restaurants

Fenwick is rich with heritage and history and have been style pioneers since 1882 when our first store opened. We know luxury and are proud to remain the largest independent, family-owned group of department stores within the UK. We are on an exciting journey to exceed our customers' expectations and we are always on the lookout for new talent to join us.


Our collaborative spirit unites a workforce of over 2,000 individuals across our stores, as well as in our support functions, encompassing Digital, Buying & Merchandising, IT, Finance, People, Customer Service teams, and our cherished restaurants and distribution centres.


Building upon the success of our 15 own-bought restaurants and esteemed restaurant concession partners across our 8 stores, our restaurant business offers an unparalleled dining experience, epitomizing the renowned Fenwick hospitality.